Nuno Gomes returns to Portugal squad

LISBON, Aug 4, 2011 (AFP) - Veteran former Benfica striker Nuno Gomes, now of Braga, has been called up by Portugal for the first time in almost two years ahead of the friendly against Luxembourg in Faro on August 10.

Coach Paulo Bento has named a 21-man squad for the match.

Goalkeepers: Eduardo (Benfica), Quim (Braga), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)

Defenders: Bruno Alves (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid/ESP), Joao Pereira (Sporting Lisbon), Pepe (Real Madrid/ESP), Ricardo Carvalho (Real Madrid/ESP), Silvio (Atletico Madrid/ESP)

Midfielders: Andre Castro (FC Porto), Andre Santos (Sporting Lisbon), Joao Moutinho (FC Porto), Raul Meireles (Liverpool/ENG), Ruben Micael (FC Porto)

Strikers: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/ESP), Danny (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Helder Postiga (Sporting Lisbon), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas/TUR), Nani (Manchester United/ENG), Nuno Gomes (Braga), Silvestre Varela (FC Porto)

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